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    Orchids to…

    • the wonderful young lady who came and stayed with me on Saturday morning following the car accident at Third and Franklin streets.

    • Annette Gambill for pulling all the weeds out of my flower garden, from Gigi.

    • the nice gentleman at Kramer’s on Sunday that let us know how impressed he was with our children’s behavior, from the Louden family of five.

    • an old friend that made reading the newspaper fun again.

    • Nurse Stephanie and Amanda at Miller’s Merry Manor for all your kindness and care of my dad, from Lisa.

    • Jon and his manager at Hotel Indigo for helping make my daughter’s birthday a success, from a happy father.

    • Dawn Doup for being such a great inspiration to others.

    • Vic Thompson for repairing our adjustable bed on such short notice.

    • mailmen and women, including Gary Shehan, who risk their lives daily to deliver our mail.

    • CPD for their thorough investigation of the window shooting incidents around the city.

    • John Tinkey for providing the coffee for the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair Board, from the Fair Board.

    • Linda Pedigo for all her thoughtfulness and caring.

    • Amy Tracy for standing by me during my surgery and recovery, from Michael.

    • Officer Wright and the involved citizens for helping to get the vandalism suspects arrested.

    • Coach Rick Weinheimer for the thoughtful appreciation, from Grandma Mary.

    • Ron Stillabower for mowing our yard last week, from Granny and Judy.

    • Andy Devers for helping the walker on the People Trail to get home.

    • the young man who alerted the neighbors to the fire on Sunday morning on Dawnshire Drive, from the neighbors.

    • my wonderful neighbor for all the good stuff from the garden, from Gertie.

    Onions to…

    • fundraising bike rides that deface the People Trail with permanent spray paint.

    • the city bus driver using Bluetooth while driving the bus.

    • the elementary school for not offering transportation for in-town residents without cars who are forced to walk with their kids up to two miles to and from school everyday.

    • the various media outlets, including The Republic, that did not report on George Zimmerman saving a family from a car wreck on Monday.

    • the bicyclists riding at 10 p.m. with no lights on their bikes.

    • the driver of the truck pulling a bulldozer on a trailer for allowing a small child to sit on the seat of the bulldozer while it was being towed.

    • those responsible for having good pavement on 27th Street when Pearl Street north of 25th Street has not been touched in 25 years.

    • person who runs a bi-weekly “yard sale” out of his side yard with junk hauled in from elsewhere.

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